Nicole Pasulka with Tyler Baldor: HOW YOU GET FAMOUS Reading

Event Details

Event Date

Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Event Time

Event Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description

Join us as we celebrate Nicole Pasulka’s new book, HOW YOU GET FAMOUS! Come at 6PM for a reading, discussion, and book signing. It’s gonna be a special night. Nicole will be joined by Tyler Baldor.

With the emergence of shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, drag has solidified its place in mainstream American pop culture. In HOW YOU GET FAMOUS, journalist Nicole Pasulka takes readers on a decade-long madcap adventure through a tight-knit world of drag performers making art and mayhem in the biggest, brightest city in America.

HOW YOU GET FAMOUS is a sweeping portrait of the search for celebrity, community, and the dream of making a living through one’s art, as well as a chronicle of the struggles, fights, and disappointments along the way. Informed by hundreds of interviews and over five hundred drag performances, Nicole Pasulka takes us on a joyous romp through the gritty and glamorous world of Brooklyn drag, following a group of iconoclastic performers with charisma, talent, and a hell of a lot to prove as they sashay into the spotlight.



Nicole Pasulka writes about gender, activism, and criminal justice for publications such as New YorkHarper’sMother Jones, VICE, and The Believer. The recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships, her writing has been anthologized in the Best American series and featured on NPR’s All Things ConsideredHow You Get Famous is her first book

Tyler Baldor is a queer sociologist and lecturer at Princeton University. His research on queer nightlife has been published in top academic outlets, and he has taught courses on gender, sexuality, and queer culture at Princeton, Penn, and Bryn Mawr College.